Slow-Cooker Plum Barbecue Short Ribs

Beef short ribs come out of the slow cooker tender and flavorful. Plum preserves add a sweet twist to the barbecue sauce.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
4
lb beef short ribs
1
large sweet onion (Bermuda, Maui or Spanish), cut in half, sliced
1
bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
3/4
cup plum preserves
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook ribs in oil (in batches if necessary) 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, place onion and ribs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, cook remaining ingredients over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce has thickened.
  • 4 Drain excess liquid from slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes longer or until hot.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1160mg
1160%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.